Nature's Past episode 54: "Reclaiming the Don, From Dissertation to Book"

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Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 54: Reclaiming the Don, From Dissertation to Book.” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast, September 28, 2016. MP3, 28:00

In 2008, I interviewed Jennifer Bonnell about her work on the environmental history of the Don River Valley. It was the first episode of this podcast.

Back then, Bonnell was a doctoral student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto working on her dissertation. Today she is an assistant professor of history at York University and the author of Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto’s Don River Valley, a multiple award-winning book.How did this project go from dissertation to book? What was the process like? What new research did she conduct? What choices did she make in revisions and editing?

Professor Bonnell spoke with me at an event last spring at York University in the Department of History to share her journey from dissertation to book. (From Nature’s Past)

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Music credits: “Let’s Do It!” by veezyn, “Melancholia (Trio)” by Martijn de Boer (NiGiD), “Gargantua” by Admiral Bob

Nature’s Past podcasts are posted on a monthly basis on the website of the Network in Canadian History & Environment / Nouvelle initiative Canadienne en histoire de l’environnement (NiCHE). The podcasts contain discussion about the environmental history community and research in Canada. They are hosted by Sean Kheraj, an assistant professor in the Department of History at York University in Toronto, Canada.

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